MAYBE NOTHING

An environmental thriller
Jeanne Debarsy
(14m15s, april 2023)

What happened?
We don’t know exactly
Of course, there are rumors and echoes
But they are perhaps only reminiscences
Time and space seem out of tune
Behaviors have also changed
But still, the Danube doesn’t stop flowing.

 

The translation of a precise feeling that cradled the 10-day residency in the small village of Port Cetate, in Romania: a strange feeling of the end of the world, with a historically low water level that prevented navigation on the Danube, a very prevalent animal kingdom, few humans, the impression of evolving either in the past or in the future but certainly not in the present.

 

Sound piece composed with recordings made during SONIC FUTURE RESIDENCIES organized by Asociația Jumătatea plină and SEMI SILENT at Port Cetate, Dolj county, Romania, in September 2022.

Selected at Grand Prix Nova, Bucharest, Short Form category.

Honorable mention at Phonurgia Nova, Paris, Sound Art category.

 

Photo: Lloyd Dunn

 

Jeanne Debarsy (b. 1986) is a sound artist based in Belgium where she studied to become a sound engineer. She works in various domains of sound and collaborates with many artists in cinema, radio, music, and various arts. She is particularly passionate about radio media because it gives her freedom of action and expression precious to her eyes. She continues to develop her own sound language to refine her personal research and to explore the fields of performance and installation.
www.jeannedebarsy.com

 

Recordings, composition and mixing by Jeanne Debarsy for SEMI SILENT.
Voices: Jasmina Al-Qaisi, Lloyd Dunn, Sillyconductor, pablo sanz, Veronika Svobodová.
Co-produced by Babelfish.

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